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Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

Hope it looks like the father...

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:08

Rapper survives cutting off penis, leap from second-floor apartment

Guess he'll never be in the Wang Clan anymore...

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:30

Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

For what could one praise Joe Biden? He makes Dan Qualye sound like a genius...

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:47

The Editor's Desk: Looking at Athens' mayoral race

The contrast is very clear between the two Denson. Both mean well and apprear to be good citizens. However, one has their feet on the ground and one has their head in the clouds

posted @ Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:43

Today's editorial cartoon

Throwing money down rat holes is something our goverment does very well...

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 08:21

Houston Co. Habitat for Humanity hampered by gunfire, crime

Some people just can't be helped...

Sad as the program is such a noble work

posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 08:18

Pitts: Campaign financing is 'clear and present danger' to America

The line about the second amendment is priceless...there are others those many get jazzed up about as well

The left has as many big donors as the right and I didn't see the current administration taking public money. I am sure the donations did nothing to influence policy

posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:54

Grimes: Billionaires not necessarily creating jobs

One example of this is not a complete picture of the story. Many jobs are created by people who would likt to be millionaires and billionaires.

The tax code should be fair to all but if you feel like you are not paying enough, the IRS will not say NO

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 13:45

Athens Caterpillar seeking 100 new employees

These are real jobs - not fairy tale government jobs...

Thanks, Caterpillar!

posted @ Friday, April 4, 2014 - 13:14

Today's editorial cartoon

Wonder what the cost per person was for those signed up? The 7 million is maybe 2% of the total population, so how much will it cost to cover everyone?

posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:27

Stelter: Nuclear power is wrong strategy

Too bad solar is still not a reliable source of enough power to make any difference...

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 13:39

New report details racial gap among US children

So...the billions spent in the past 50 years have been wasted? Maybe we should try another approach...

Here is an idea...you are responsible for yourself...and your kids

posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 13:29

West Athens adult entertainment club suffers minor damage in weekend fire

Would have thought someone named Trojan would be very busy there...

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 - 17:46

Many mourning death of young Athens businessman, friend

Hate to hear this. He was a great guy and worked hard to make the community a better place. May he find peace and rest.

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:50

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

The current administration has shown the way in building wealth by going deeper in debt...

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:20

What Others Say: Obama not delivering on transparency promise (The Augusta Chronicle)

Obama was elected to be better than Bush...not more or less of the same. The most tranpartent administration was a lie as much as keeping your healthcare.

Can't believe the press continues to go along with this

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:14

Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

If Obama said it, it must not be true...

posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:09

Grimes: Obama should take a mulligan on health care

The ACA has taken a train wreck and messed it up...

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:15

Charlotte mayor faces corruption charges, resigns

Just another politician letting folks down...sad

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:58

'Big Bang' leaves big questions

It is the great thing about science in that we are always left looking for more...the more we know we find out how much we don't know...

We need to always keep learning and trying to learn

posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 15:44

Jimmy Carter: Boycott of Israel "too much"

Why would anyone listen to Jimmy Carter?

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:42

Tice: Boomers could aid entitlement reform

Social Security is and was a ponzi scheme from the get go...

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:18

Today's editorial cartoon

Somewhere, Neville Chamberlain is smiling...

posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:12

Goldmark: America's 'ladders of opportunity' harder to climb

I guess this is why people from other countries continue to risk their lives to come here...

Opportunity is what you make of it

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:44

Health care law has uneven impact on companies

There are winners and losers with every program. However, I don't think the government should be deciding which is which...

posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 09:15

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